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NRI book documents 200 years of sepoys legacy in South East Asia

Press Trust of India  |  Singapore 

A new book highlighting the sacrifices and struggles of Indian sepoys and soldiers during the 18th to early 20th centuries has been launched here.

Authored by Singaporean NRI N Nedumaran, the book was launched yesterday by Singapore's Gopinath Pillai, Chairman, Institute of Studies,

Speaking at the launch as the special guest, the of to Singapore, Jawed Ashraf, described the book "a reflection of a history of and South East Asia".

"It was a natural connection between and South East Asia," he said.

The role played by the sepoys of Malaysia, and South-during the founding years of 18th to early 20th centuries came from research work by Nedumaran, the former of The at Singapore's

The sepoys came from across India beginning with the Sir Stamford Raffles, who established as a British Trading Post in 1819.

The 335-page book details the works of sepoys and soldiers, with some territorial wars and then the bigger war with the Japanese in the 1940s.

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 13:45 IST